Tuesday, July 17, 2012
NEEDLES IN DELTA SANDWICHES
Delta Air Lines and federal authorities are investigating after sewing needles were found in sandwiches on four Delta Flights from Amsterdam: two to Atlanta, one to Minneapolis and one to Seattle. One passenger was injured but refused treatment.
HEALTH: HAIR SPRAY, NAIL POLISH LINKED TO DIABETES
If your hairspray and nail polish contains phthalates, a new study finds you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. Pthalates are also in some self-tanners, moisturizers, vinyl flooring, food packaging, toys and soap. (Researchers hypothesize that phthalates might mess with the metabolism of fat tissue, thus leading to insulin resistance, often a precursor to diabetes. READ MORE HERE
POP-UP STORM KNOCKS DOWN TREES IN MURFREESBORO
At least one home was damaged and several trees were knocked down in Murfreesboro yesterday by a pop-up storm. They got pea-sized hail and 70-mile-an-hour winds.
METRO COUNCIL MEMBERS TO VOTE TONIGHT ON SETTLEMENT IN PARK ATTACK
Metro council members vote tonight on a 40-thousand dollar settlement to the family of a girl who was sexually assaulted during her stay a Metro Parks summer camp. The 13-year-old had left the community center and gone to a convenience store nearby... when she was attacked.
PRICES GOING UP BECAUSE OF DROUGHT
This news is about what's hitting you in the bank account right now: economists say the price of goods made with corn is up 38 percent since June 1st because of drought conditions. The reason that's such bad news: roughly 75 percent of the products you buy in your local grocery store are made from corn.
SLEEP CHANGES CAN INDICATE DEMENTIA
Changes in sleeping patterns among the elderly could be a sign of increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Three new studies show disrupted sleeping patterns, including getting too much or too little sleep, could be an early sign of the brain-wasting disease.
"7 HABITS..." AUTHOR STEPHEN COVEY DIES
Author and businessman Stephen R. Covey has passed away. He wrote the best-selling book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".... based on the principles and character traits of successful people. Stephen Covey was 79.
THREE MORE ALLEGED SANDUSKY VICTIMS
Three more men have come forward to tell police that they, too, were abused by Jerry Sandusky from as far back as the 1970s, when Sandusky would have been in his late 20s. The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 victims. He is in jail awaiting sentencing.
MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER HEART ATTACK
Michael Clarke Duncan is hospitalized after having a heart attack. The 325 pound actor, is best known for the movie "The Green Mile."
Duncan went into full cardiac arrest Friday morning, his girlfriend Omarosa did CPR and apparently got his heart started again. But he's still sedated and on a respirator. His doctors say 54 year old Michael Clark has a very strong heartbeat and they are optimistic.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS SWARM BRENTWOOD APARTMENT
It's that time of year again, when the insects and critters outside -- come inside. A Brentwood woman is trying to get out of her apartment lease because her home is infested with brown recluse spiders. Kelly Artrip says it's like a horror movie. She's killed about ten of them in the past couple of weeks, and the apartment manager has pest control experts working on it.
NASHVILLE MAN USES KIDS TO STEAL BEER
A 46 year old Nashville man has been arrested for making three young children help him steal. William Muncey loaded up a grocery cart with more than 500 dollars worth of items, including beer, then had two 8 year olds and a 7 year old, try and push it out the door, past the security guard. Muncey was waiting outside with the car. The kids say they've done that sort of thing before. The Department of Children's Services put the children with their mother.
TAX-FREE HOLIDAY FALLS AFTER FIRST DAY FOR MANY SCHOOLS
Some Middle Tennessee school districts go back to school as early as next Monday... Metro Schools start August 1st. The tax-free holiday, however, will fall after that... August 3rd thru 5th... so some parents will have to start school without the new items they want to get tax-free. It's a tax break on clothing and school supplies under $100 and computers under $1,500. Tennesseans save 8 to 10 million a year on those holidays.
KITTY WELLS PASSES AWAY
Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill… all are just carrying on what Kitty Wells started. Kitty Wells, who passed away yesterday from complications after a stroke... broke musical barriers by becoming the first woman to have a number one song in country music. She proved that, even back in 1952 when it was UNHEARD of, women could be headliners. The so-called "Queen of Country Music" was 92.
SELF-CONFIDENCE KEY TO ATTRACTIVENESS, HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS
What do you find attractive in a potential partner? A new online survey finds both men and women find "sense of humor" and "self-confidence" to be the most irresistible qualities in a mate.
KENNEDY IN COURT TODAY
Kerry Kennedy has a court date in a Westchester County, New York today. The ex-wife of Governor Andrew Cuomo and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was arrested Friday morning on drug-related driving charges after allegedly colliding with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 684 in the Town of North Castle.